Glen Ridge High School principal Dirk Phillips sent the following email to parents earlier today:
This morning it was brought to the administration’s attention that a student, via text message to another student, threatened to bring a weapon into the school building. Upon being made aware of this information, the parents of the student and the local police were immediately notified. The school and police followed proper protocol and no weapon was found on the student or on school grounds.
The student has been removed from the building. The police and the school are confident that the building remains a safe environment for every student and staff member. The students were not officially informed of this incident but we fully expect that by the end of the school day a large portion of the students will have received some information about the incident.
Incidents similar to this may raise a child’s anxiety. Please know that our guidance counselors are always available to assist the students. Their contact information can be found at the bottom of this letter.
Glen Ridge High School will continue to offer programs that promote a positive school climate and work in conjunction with the Glen Ridge Police Department to ensure a safe building. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.